July 4th Fireworks Hike at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Join "Dave & Bill Hikes" and Team Sugarloaf for your chance to climb the tallest mountain in Sonoma Valley-- Bald Mountain-- a spectacular vantage point to view as many as 18 different fireworks displays!
Upon arrival at the top, you'll enjoy a mountaintop reception. We'll be serving hearty snacks and sweets, lemonade and water. Feel free to pack a picnic or a bottle of wine.
Kick back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful sights of fireworks displays that span the Bay Area-- from Windsor in the north, Berkeley and Oakland in the east, San Francisco to the south, with possible views into the south bay.
This special July 4th fundraiser/hike is by reservation only.
Space is limited to 80 guests. Event is expected to sell out. Reserve your space now!
Price per ticket is $50, and 100% of proceeds support Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.
Kids 12-17 are free. Not recommended for children under 12.
Hike is approximately 6.5 miles round trip. Expect approx. 1.5 hours hiking time each way.
Please arrive at the group camp site (near the Observatory) with your reservation confirmation NO LATER THAN 6:45 PM. Hike begins promptly at 7pm in order to assure our arrival at the top before dark.
WHAT TO BRING:
* Drinking water for the hike up. We'll have plenty to drink at the top
* Headlamp or flashlight
* Binoculars, optional
* Cloth napkin to reduce waste and help keep our park clean
WHAT TO WEAR: Proper attire with sturdy hiking or trail shoes and layered clothing is a must. It will be cool and windy at the top. Please be prepared with an extra layer.
We will return to the parking lot at approximately 11pm.
Special thanks to Sugarloaf sponsors The Vineyards Inn and Cafe Citti, both of Kenwood, for their generous support.
Thanks also to Oliver's Market, Rincon Valley; Sage Marketing of Sonoma, Safeway Stores; and Whole Foods Market, Sonoma for their generous donations.
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park was among the 70 state parks closed by the state in July, 2012. Thanks to Team Sugarloaf, a collaboration of five partner organizations led by Sonoma Ecology Center, the 2000-acre park and all park programs and services -- including hiking, picnicking, camping, guided hikes and nature walks, and the Robert Ferguson Observatory -- continue.
Team Sugarloaf assumed responsibility for park in July 2012, and will continue to manage it through 2017.
Team Sugarloaf partner organizations include Sonoma Ecology Center (lead partner), Valley of the Moon Observatory Association, Valley of the Moon Natural History Association, United Camps Conferences and Retreats, and the Sonoma County Trails Council.
Operation of the park is made possible by the generous support of our community. To support Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, please visit www.sonomaecologycenter.org/donate and select "Sugarloaf."
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
2605 Adobe Canyon Road
Kenwood, CA 95452
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|